Godzilla (2014)



Critic Consensus: With just enough human drama to anchor the sweeping spectacle of giant monsters smashing everything in sight, Gareth Edwards' Godzilla satisfyingly restores the franchise's fire-breathing glory.

Movie Info

In Summer 2014, the world's most revered monster is reborn as Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures unleash the epic action adventure "Godzilla." From visionary new director Gareth Edwards ("Monsters") comes a powerful story of human courage and reconciliation in the face of titanic forces of nature, when the awe-inspiring Godzilla rises to restore balance as humanity stands defenseless. (c) Warner Bros

Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of destruction, mayhem and creature violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Dave Callaham, Dan Callahan, Frank Darabont, Max Borenstein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 16, 2014
Box Office: $200.7M
Warner Bros Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Godzilla

All Critics (279) | Top Critics (50)

A certain nihilism darkens this Godzilla and puts it within atomic-breath distance of the original Gojira.

Full Review… | July 14, 2015

Gareth Edwards' take on the classic monster franchise has much of what a great blockbuster should, and I wonder if it won't be a Jurassic Park for millennial teenagers.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Christianity Today

This isn't a thinking man's Godzilla, exactly, but it's certainly clever where it counts.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Vanity Fair

For those with a high tolerance for action-movie bingo and CGI carnage, Godzilla's reverence for the King of the Monsters oozes from every track mark, snapping cable and thundering footstep.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

The script suffers from a lack of pathos and is littered with cookie-cutter characters played by terrific actors who collectively have nothing to do but spew expository dialogue, breathe heavy and look befuddled.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
The Patriot Ledger

We guess if you're up for a big, state-of-the-art, kick-ass 3-D giant monster movie, Godzilla gets the job done.

Full Review… | January 5, 2015
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Audience Reviews for Godzilla

A return to glory for "Godzilla" after recent stumbles but when Cranston's not on screen, the humans become a chore to listen to or care about. Could've benefitted by having more Godzilla on screen, but nevertheless not a complete waste of time

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Tony Gandía

Super Reviewer

A decent, though heavily flawed and uneven reboot of the "Godzilla" story, with an interesting spin on the central character that is definitely a breath of fresh air. With that said, character development has seen better days, with a pretty bland background offered for each of the individuals outside of Bryan Cranston's. Aaron Taylor-Johnson's average performance can only carry this movie so long, even if the visual effects are really outstanding and the film almost coasts on this alone. It is not nearly as bad as the Matthew Broderick reboot from '98, but it is also pretty easy forget once the credits begin to roll.

Dan Schultz
Dan Schultz

Super Reviewer


From all the great reviews and money it made, I must say. I was kinda let down, like the visuals are beautiful, but you don't really care about the characters and their point of view, or you just don't care about them at all. Twelve minutes of Godzilla is not enough to fill my appetite for monster mayhem. The film is well directed and the story was good, just not enough Godzilla for a film that's named after him and is a waste of a great cast.

Al S

Super Reviewer

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